Waldron Falls to Ozark in Conference Opener


Story by Konnor McKay | Photo courtesy of Sandy Tull

Conference play didn’t start like the Bulldogs planned for, when Ozark came to town delivering the teams first conference loss. In its prior matchup, Waldron struggled on the road against Mena, and the return home did not provide any consolation. Waldron has to be hurting after a devastating 47 – 14 defeat at the hands of Ozark.

Waldron struggled getting any offense going throughout the first quarter, however Ozark didn’t have any problems at all jumping out quickly 21-0. The first play of the first quarter, along with the first play of the second quarter resulted in Ozark touchdowns.

Ozark’s offense came in ready to rumble, picking up 35 points in the first half. That put it at a 35 – 7 advantage. It only pulled further ahead in the second half, where it scored 12 points compared to Waldron’s seven.

Waldron did manage to get on the board before half time due to a big interception coming from Levi Franklin, and followed two plays later by a Levi Hayden touchdown. Making the half time score 35-7, in Ozark’s favor. Ozark went on to win the contest 47-14. Waldron drops to 2-2 on the year and 0-1 in conference.

The win bumped Ozark’s record up to 3-1. Waldron dropped down to.500 with a 2-2 record.

This Friday the Bulldogs travel to West Fork to face the tigers. Kick off set for 7 p.m.  Come, wear your orange and black, and let’s cheer on our Bulldogs to their first conference win of the season!




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